Press & Awards

British Institute of Interior Design Awards 2022.

Greater London Category.

It is an honour to be shortlisted in the first ever British Institute of Interior Design Awards. The judges visited our Greenwich House project earlier this year.

Fingers crossed for the announcements of winners on 5th October!

Sustainable Sourcing for Interior Designers
New Designers 2022


Matthew Freeman, President of the BIID
Liz Bell, Director, Absolute Project Management
Chloe Bullock, Director, Materialise Interiors
Jennifer Hamilton, Founder, The Vawdrey House

Jennifer Hamilton was invited by the British Institute of Interior Design to speak about improving sustainability within the industry, to the graduates at New Designers 2022.

The exhibition is held annually at the Business Design Centre, Islington.

Watch the talk now...

The British Homes Awards 2021
Winner! Best Interior Design
Individual Home (more than £500,000)

We are very proud to receive our third award, this time for our Park House project. This is what the judges had to say:

Very elegant. Unique. Great use of space & colours. Cool with a family feel.

A wonderful interior scheme that just keeps giving elements of surprise and interest. The creative blend of Victorian architecture mixed with Parisian bistros and New York loft style interiors provides an eclectic fusion of moods and ambience in each zone / space of the Main house and Coach House.

New London Architecture
Don't Move Improve
Exhibition June - September 2021

We are thrilled to be selected again, in the 2021 Don't Move Improve awards for Longfield Avenue.
Read the full article here.

The Times
20 ways to win planning permission
April 2021

Jennifer Hamilton provides top tips for homeowners looking to get planning permission for their projects. Featuring Park House.

Words by Martina Lees
Photography by Siobhan Doran

Read the full article here.

Living Etc
The big surprise
September 2020

Our Longfield Avenue project was featured in the September issue of Living Etc.

Words by Amy Moorea Wong.
Photography by Siobhan Doran.

Interior Design Yearbook 2020
British Institute of Interior Design

Pleased that our Canfield Gardens project appears in the 2020 issue of the Interior Design Year Book.

Ideal Home
Looking to the future
November 2019

Our sumptuous Foxgrove Road project was featured in Ideal Home magazine.

Words by Rachael Ashley
Photography by Brent Darby

Full article ...

The Sunday Times British Homes Awards
WINNER! Best Interior Design 2019
Homes under £500K

We are very proud to have received our second award!
This time for our Foxgrove Road project with The Sunday Times.

Who we are expand_more expand_less

The Vawdrey House is a multi-award winning RIBA Chartered Practice which offers a dynamic combination of bespoke design, strategic thinking and creative flair. We bring both architecture and interior design together to create unique, beautiful spaces which work for you from the inside out.

Our clients are always at the heart of our ‘top to toe’ design approach.

We work closely with you from the outset, leading you through the design stages, providing support at each stage and following everything through so that even the smallest details are considered and refined.

This is what we believe makes a great design even better.

Whether for a refurbishment or new build; a residential or commercial space, we take the time to get to know you, understand your requirements, and find clever, exciting solutions to your brief.

Our design-led, holistic approach means we always asses how the whole building works and how it is used. We explore functional and layout changes to improve the way the spaces work together. We design the exterior architecture, internal layouts and all the interior design right down to the lighting, fittings, furniture and accessories.

Working across London, the South East and beyond, we have a wealth of experience working with complex sites and period buildings with heritage protection. We approach each project with a combination of creative vision and sensitive pragmatism; always searching to get the very best from a building.

Directors Jennifer Hamilton, Graeme Montague and Ian Chapman have a combined experience in the industry of nearly 70 years. Together with our strong, enthusiastic team of architects and designers, we bring an invaluable level of professionalism and creativity to the design and management of your project.

The Vawdrey House has an exciting portfolio of inspiring spaces and happy clients. We are passionate about what we do and most of all, want you to love it too.

Close affiliations with brand consultants plus graphic and web design teams mean we can also provide a fully coordinated scheme for your retail or business space, down to website, menus or signage, whatever is required.

We work closely with you throughout, following everything through to the smallest detail, and helping you through the process.

We are design-led, and like to review the way the whole building works, understanding how you use the spaces and suggesting functional and layout changes to improve the way the spaces work together. We design the exterior architecture, the internal layouts and all the interior design and fittings, right down to furniture and accessories.

We progress the design in stages, working up the outline usually with a multitude of options in the first instance, then gradually firm up the scheme as you clarify which direction you want to go in.

Once we have the overall scheme in place we work into the detail and start to specify every element, ending in a production package incorporating everything you need to tender and construct the project.

We can also manage the entire process for you, putting together the project team, gaining planning consent and party wall awards, finding contractors, tendering the works, managing the building contract and monitoring the works on site.

We stick with you to the end, ensuring all snagging is resolved, and produce a completion pack with all necessary certificates, guarantees, maintenance and supplier contact info so you have everything in one place.

Have a browse through our latest projects and see the end results!

Contact us

The Vawdrey House Ltd Freshmill, 16 Bridge Rd Haywards Heath, RH16 1UA
A RIBA Chartered Practice
01444 702094